ARTIST STATEMENT

Inspired by the Bayeux Tapestries, Refugee Stories is a series of six embroidery panels that follow the recent journey of the Syrian refugees. The second largest mass migration in history is documented in various points along the refugees’ journey: beginning in Aleppo, living in camps, the journey by sea and land and culminating with a final panel representing their new home. Each point along their journey was affected by geography: by sea or land, pastoral farmland or war town desert. Using news stories, Google Earth, and numerical data from the UN, each panel pieces the journey into one polyphonic map.

Kathryn Clark is one of the exhibiting artists for Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home.


IMAGE: Kathryn Clark, By Sea (The Aegean), 2016. Hand embroidery and watercolor on cotton and cotton organdy. 62" x 48".